The HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat saw a day of event eliminations as competitors scrapped to seal a position into tomorrow’s final rounds.
Accustomed to the long right-handers of Northern NSW, Jay Phillips (Fingal) had little dramas changing direction and nailing the punchy lefts of Boomerang Beach. Phillips nailed an array of mammoth backside snaps to post a near perfect 9.17 wave score in the Over-35 Men’s division and move back into the quarterfinals.
Despite being knocked from the event in the second Over-45 Men’s requal round, Jay Sharp (Long Jetty) smashed out one of the rides of the event in his first heat, posting a giant 9.27 wave score. Sharp nailed a succession of critical backside turns to notch up the total.
Scott Schindler (Sawtell) used his lightening fast backhand attack to post the highest heat total of the event, 17.84 (out of a possible 20 points) in the Over-45 Men’s requalification round. Schindler’s total scoreline consisted of a near perfect 9.67 wave, which rocketed him back into the main round of competition.
Shelly Beach duo, Marcus Davidson (Shelly Beach) and Cameron Sharpe (Shelly Beach) both put on solid performances in the Over-40 and Over-35 Men’s division with both surfers posting heat totals in excess of 15.66 points. Both surfers will make their next appearance in the quarter and semi-finals.
2017 is the sixth year running the HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles Presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat has been held in the Great Lakes region.

Competition will commence each day at 7:30am with the call for the days schedule and location confirmed via the event hotline at 6:45am. The event hotline is 0458 247 212.
Divisions for the event include: Over 35 Men, Over 35 Women, Over 40 Men, Over 45 Men, Over 50 Men, Over 55 Men, Over 60 Men and Open Single Fin.
Moby's Beachside Retreat will host a free dinner for competitors on Friday, 16th June as well as the Sunday afternoon presentations.
Moby's Beachside Retreat will also be the official event venue for accommodation. Deals and packages are available for competitors. 
The HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles Presented by Moby's Beachside Retreat is proudly supported by HIF, Mid Coast Council, Great Lakes Tourism, Moby’s Beachside Retreat, Toyota, Mothernest, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, NBN, and Surfing NSW.

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